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The benefits of taking a day to reset

Zach Izenberg

The benefits of taking a day to reset by Zach Izenberg on June 29th, 2018

A reset day is a weekday that you take off from work that is purely dedicated to getting your life in order. Yes, you’ll have to take a vacation day but the improvements you feel physically and mentally are totally worth it.

Now you might be thinking, why not just do a reset on a Saturday or Sunday instead? You could, but in my experience, doing a reset day on the weekend makes it exponentially less effective. You probably have some big chores you need to take care of on those days, and if you have young kids, you’re likely shuttling them around to different activities and/or they’re up in your business. Your significant other has her own designs on your time. Also, you’ll be tackling a lot of to-do on your reset day, some of which may require calling a business that is closed on the weekend.

A weekday reset day gives you eight dedicated, distraction-free hours, by yourself, to set your physical and metaphorical house in order — to recalibrate everything that’s gone awry.
Instead of constantly putting out one fire, while other rages, you give yourself a chance to extinguish all the hot spots.

You give yourself an entirely fresh start, a clean slate upon which to begin your efforts anew; it completely clears your mind of all the cobwebs formed by unfinished to-dos, burdensome distractions, and nagging questions.

Once your physical and metaphorical house is in order, you’re ready to take on the world. The decks are clear. An effective foundation has been set. Use the momentum you built up during your reset day to crush goals and slay dragons.

You got this.